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Best Friends Forever… (or Until We Go Off to College?)

May 08, 2017 / Amy McCready, Founder, Positive Parenting Solutions

As graduation time rolls around, high school seniors around the country will be facing waves of mixed emotions. Relief that high school is over; elation to be moving on; and of course, sadness that friends forged over years – if not for more than a decade – will be going their separate ways. 

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Pay Attention to Attendance this New School Year

Sep 02, 2014

With a new school year starting, parents are scrambling to make sure their children have what they need to succeed, whether it’s getting the latest school supplies or a tutor to help with reading comprehension. In the push for student achievement, parents and schools often overlook a key factor: school attendance.



#ToolkitTalk: Setting Kids Up for Success This School Year

Aug 27, 2014

@EducationNation teamed up with Parent Toolkit experts Jorge Perez, VP of Youth Development for YMCA of the USA, and Danielle Kovach, 2011 New Jersey State Teacher of the Year, for a #ToolkitTalk on setting kids up for success this school year.



The Parent Toolkit - Now Available On-The-Go!

Aug 26, 2014

Do you love our Parent Toolkit website? Do you wish it was even more personal for you and your family? We’ve got good news! Everything you love about the Parent Toolkit site - like academic benchmarks and health and wellness tips - is now available for your iOS and Android devices.



Guiding Our Children Through School Transitions

Aug 15, 2014

Educational transitions are often tough for parents. We start parenthood with little beings that are totally dependent upon us for all their needs, as well as their safety. We get used to running the show and calling the shots. It’s really hard to give that control up to the school and people we may not know.



Guiding Our Children Through School Transitions: Off To College

Aug 14, 2014

Where did the last four years go? I think that’s the question that every parent of a high school senior asks him/herself at the beginning of that last school year. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself looking forward to having your child move out and on to college by the end of the school year.



Guiding Our Children Through Transitions: High School

Aug 13, 2014

So you have a high school student. You sit in the roller coaster car as you climb the incline of freshman year, sophomore year, then begin the crazy plummet into junior year and, ultimately, arrive at the end, senior year. These next four years will fly by, so hang on.



Guiding Our Children Through School Transitions: Middle School

Aug 12, 2014

Ah, middle school, the time during which every parent gains a full understanding of why some animals eat their young. Seriously, I do love middle school students. They live in a world of black and white. There’s no gray. Things are either a crisis or they are nothing.



Guiding Our Children Through School Transitions: Elementary School

Aug 11, 2014

Parents and children deal with a number of school transitions throughout life. As parents, we want the best for our kids, and we want them to be happy, successful and fulfilled during their school life. Parents sometimes struggle with how and what to do to make this possibility more of a reality. Here are a few ideas that might keep everyone smiling.



Kids and Coding: What Every Parent Can Do

Aug 04, 2014

Teaching children coding is catching on with non-profits, special interest groups, large-scale philanthropies, and the media for a very good reason: kids who code will have a tremendous advantage in the job market.



Summertime is for “Summermind” Math Activities

Jul 28, 2014

Hear the word “summer” and images of sandy beaches, ice cream cones, and campfires come to mind, not multiplication, fractions, and geometry. However, the more relaxed pace of summer is the perfect time to work with your child on building his or her math skills.



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